Recipe: Caramel Apple Crumble Cake

Hands up if you love Autumn! I thought I’d try out a new little creation to get me in the Autumn mood, and it went down an absolute storm so I thought I’d share the recipe for my Caramel Apple Crumble Cake with you.
There are a few different recipes I used to create this. I used my classic Victoria Sponge recipe, mixed with the Zoella Apple Crumble Cupcake recipe, and Eat At Home’s 1 Minute Brown Sugar and Cinnamon Apples recipe.

To make the cake:


  • 6oz Self Raising Flour
  • 6oz Caster Sugar
  • 6oz Butter or Margarine (I use Flora)
  • 3 Large Eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla Essence
  • 1 stp Cinnamon
  • 2 Apples


  1. First you need to prepare the apples to go into the cake mixture. Peel, core and chop them into squares, then put in a saucepan with enough water to cover them and simmer until they’re soft. Then take them off the heat, drain the water and let them cool.
  2. Sift the self-raising flour & baking powder into a large mixing bowl, then add the rest of the ingredients and mix together. (I use an electric hand whisk but if anyone wants to buy me a KitchenAid I’ll give you my number).
  3. Once the apples have cooled, carefully fold them into the rest of the cake batter, then spoon the mix evenly into two lined cake tins.
  4. Cook at 180ºc for 25-30 minutes, then transfer onto a cooling rack.



To make the crumble:

(This is exactly the same as the Zoella recipe, but I do want to try it with adding Porridge Oats).

  • 75g Golden Caster Sugar
  • 100g Unsalted Chilled Butter
  • 140g Self Raising Flour
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Essence
  • 1/4 tsp Cinnamon


  1. Rub the butter, flour, cinnamon and vanilla together in a large bowl until nice and crumbly, then add in the sugar.
  2. Place the crumble mixture onto a lined baking tray and cook for 5-10 minutes until golden. I find it usually takes 10 minutes.


To make the icing:


  • 250g Icing Sugar
  • 250g Unsalted Butter at Room Temperature
  • 110g Soft Brown Sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Essence
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 100g Cream Cheese
  • Milk
  • 100g Caramel


  1. Beat together the butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla until light and fluffy.
  2. Add the icing sugar gradually and continue to beat on a low speed. Add more if you want the icing to be thicker.
  3. Add the caramel and cream cheese and beat until combined.
  4. Add in a small amount of milk (I actually used Alpro). The amount you add depends on how thick you’d like the consistency to be, so just use your own judgement here.


To make the sugared apples:


  • 2 Apples
  • 2 tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Water (add more if you want them more syrupy)
  • 1/2 tbsp Caramel


  1. Cut the apples into semi-circle slices and place in a microwaveable bowl with the brown sugar, cinnamon, and water.
  2. Cover loosely with plastic wrap.
  3. Microwave for 1 minute.
  4. Stir, then add in the caramel and microwave for a further 20 seconds.
  5. Stir again, then allow to cool.


Building the cake:

  1. Transfer one of the cooled sponges onto a place, then evenly spread half of the icing mixture onto the sponge.
  2. Place the other sponge on top, forming a sandwich, and press down lightly.
  3. Spread the rest of the icing evenly on top of the cake, it doesn’t need to be particularly neat. I didn’t ice down the sides but you can if you want to!
  4. Break up the crumble mixture if necessary and sprinkle on top of the cake. You can use as much or as little as you’d like here, but I completely covered my cake in crumble.
  5. Once the sugared apples have fully cooled, arrange them on the cake however you’d like. Press down lightly to make sure they don’t slide off.
  6. Melt some caramel in the microwave until runny (melt at 10/20 second intervals max), and drizzle over the top of the cake. Don’t worry if any runs down the side of the cake, I quite liked the messy look it gave.

Now the last and most important step, cut yourself a big fat slice and ENJOY!



  1. September 6, 2017 / 11:12 am

    Literally could not dribble more looking at this! Will definitely be adding this to my list of recipes to try! xxx

  2. September 15, 2017 / 1:15 pm

    This looks absolutely filthy!!!!

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